The Millstone River between Kingston and Rocky Hill along River Road divides the Kingston Mill Historic District in Princeton Township (Mercer County) from the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Historic District. The park includes the Millstone River, the canal, the Kingston Locktender’s House, the Tollhouse, the Kingston Basin, Lock #8, and the bridge that replaced Swing Bridge #16. Kingston Village Historic District is bisected by today’s Route 27 with the west side in Franklin Township (Somerset County) and the east side in South Brunswick Township (Middlesex County).
Jacob Skillman rebuilt a mill on an earlier mill site at the Millstone River.
This is another HDR image that I uploaded to either Flickr or Instagram but which never made it to my website.
I got up this morning and looked out the window and saw a thick fog. It was just before 7 AM. I got dressed, grabbed my camera and tripod. My initial thought was to visit Carnegie Lake near the Princeton racing crew boathouse. But as I drove along Blue Spring Road, I thought that I might get a better set of images from near the Kingston Lock section of the D& R Canal State Park .
The Kingston Mill, built in the late 1800s is the most recent of several mills built on this site since the 1700s. Grist, fulling and flour mills were established here over Kingston Mill the past 300 years. The mill, now a private home, to many is a symbol of Kingston and its historic past.
I’ve photographed the mill and the Kingston Lock area around the D& R Canal State Park many times in the past, in all seasons. I think this is the first time I have photographed it in fog. I don’t like the way it looks in the fog. It’s too dreary. I think the building stands out more in the snow and in the spring.
I made a mistake with the first three images. I forgot the AUTO ISO on. The camera adjusted accordingly and some of the first three images were shot at very high ISO. I did one pass through Nik’s Dfine 2.